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>>> campaign, mitt romney pounces on president obama's statement that washington can't be transformed from the inside. >> i can change washington, i will change washington. we'll get the job done from the inside. >> iphone frenzy. long lines form as apple starts selling the next generation of its blockbuster smartphone. >>> national pride. the washington nationals clinch a playoff spot bringing post-season baseball to the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 80 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 21, 2012. good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. the first in person vote for campaign 2012 will be cast today. two states begin early voting. early voting accounted for a record 30% of all votes cast in the 2008 election. meanwhile both presidential candidates will be looking for votes in key battleground states today. program is in virginia, mitt romney is in nevada. he has a new battle cry. he's accusing the president of surrendering his ability to change washington. >> reporter: mitt romney jumped all over thi
to take new action to prevent a nasty mess. >>> president obama spends labor day fighting to keep his job, as the democratic national convention prepares to kick off in charlotte, north carolina. >>> good evening, i'm doreen again thes letter. >> i'm jim vance here in charlotte, north carolina, where delegates and convention growers prepare for their big week. take a look at some of the headlines tonight. the delegates are still arriving here in charlotte, arising right now in a huge thunderstorm going on outside. first lady michelle obama, just about an hour ago, was on the podium behind me here practicing for her speech tomorrow. president obama and the vice president were out today campaigning on this labor day. meanwhile, the romney/ryan ticket is trying to stay in the spotlight as much as it can. in the meantime there's a new gallup poll out that does not hold good news for the romney/ryan camp in terms of things that usually happen after a convention. we are going to have much more on charlotte coming up in just a few minutes. tom sherwood is here with a report. doreen, right now, b
.s. and allies will boost their support for the syrian opposition. >>> president obama is campaigning this weekend in florida. he's telling voters that creating more jobs is his top priority right now and he's calling on americans to rally for achievable goals that will lead to new jobs. meanwhile, his newest high profile surrogate is in our area today. mayor castro attended a kickoff yesterday. he was the keynote speaker at the democratic national convention in charlotte earlier this week. he talked about why president obama deserves a second term. >> there's no question that it's a close race in virginia. i believe what's going to tip the scales is president obama's commitment to creating opportunities and economic prosperity. what he has done already, 30 straight months of private sector job growth, 4.5 million new jobs created and what he wants to do in the future. >> mayor castro will be on "meet the press" with david gregory this morning at 10:30 right here on nbc4. >>> mitt romney will be on "meet the press" this morning and he also spent yesterday in virginia. the republican p
. in ohio, mitt romney likened president obama to a failed football coach. president obama fired back. >> reporter: president obama hit a sports bar in sioux city, iowa. on a tour of swing states before his convention. earlier in urban dale, he asked, did you watch the republican convention? >> don't boo, vote. >> reporter: mr. obama charged an obsolete message. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices. but nobody ever actually bothered to tell you what they were. they know their economic plan isn't popular. >> romney/ryan. >> reporter: in florida, mitt romney and paul ryan vowed again to tell hard truths. >> we will not duck tough issues or kick the can down the road, we will lead. >> reporter: ryan had been at ohio state on this football saturday. mitt romney in cincinnati, blaming barack obama for america's jobless. >> and again today, 23 million people are out of work or stopped looking for work or underemployed. let me tell you, if you have a coach that's 0-23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: the current coach claims a winning seaso
. president obama will visit the region tomorrow. >>> new details tonight on the police officer facing assault charges. we now have the surveillance video that led to those charges. the footage was taken from a store in brentwood, maryland. it shows an officer striking a man with his gun. you can see a flash. that's the gun going off. because of this video, corporal donald taylor was charged with second degree assault last month. police say taylor lied about the incident. he said a man attempting to rob a gas station tried to take his gun. the suspect spent four months in jail until prosecutors dropped the charges. we spoke to his attorney. >> when the video contradicts what the officer wrote, what it show ss that my client, they put his face on television, said he committed the crimes and he didn't. >> dorm and his attorney have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the police department and corporal taylor. >>> the political spotlight shifts down to charlotte, north carolina, the site of the democratic national convention. president obama says he will offer a better path forward. the events be
backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-american rioting in yemen got out of control, storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation racked by protests aimed at the u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the crude anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. but not by the u.s. government, secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: no criticism from mitt romney, after he took hits for accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the rioters. for the president, a foreign crisis close to election day is a chance to show off leadership, and a chance for a high-profile stumble, campaigning in colorado he talked tough. >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in
. >> reporter: the washington area delegates, everybody in this hall, they're ready to hear obama, and everyone says they want him to come out fighting. >> mr. president, don't worry, we have your back. the torch is burning brightly. >> new york democratic senator charles schumer rallies tired maryland delegates in the final hours before the fall campaign, a fall campaign that's not just about the president's race. >> we have to get people turned out, get ben cardin reelected, pick up some congressional seats, and i think this convention is doing exactly that. >> eyes the race for governor in 2014, but he says that can wait until after 2012. >> you know, working very hard, love the state of maryland, go terps. >> reporter: after two nights of powerful speeches, delegates say the president himself needs to close the deal with voters, looking forward and rebutting criticism of him. >> i think people are still very excited about barack obama, especially when you look at the alternative. >> he's. >> reporter: both barrels smoking, frank smith says. the preliminary rounds are over here, we're now re
, barack obama! thank you! god bless you. god bless america! >> first lady michelle obama. savannah and i have relocated to the floor. savannah, that was personal, that was emotional, this crowd was silent. they love her. one of the political writers today said her job was to make the country fall in love with her husband all over again. >> telling this deeply personal story about how much she loves her husband she is trying to remind voters why they like her husband. in 2008, nicknamed her the closer. when she went to the stop, she would close the sale. here tonight she has a task as the opener. >> we have heard from the first lady here tonight. you will hear from savannah tomorrow morning on "today." and we hope you will join us tomorrow evening on "nbc nightly news." another day here at the democratic convention in charlotte. those of you in the east and midwest, your late local news begins now. we hope to see you back here tomorrow. for savannah guthrie, our team, i'm brian williams, nbc news. leading news station this is news 4 at 11:00. >>> an olympic figure skater thrown in jail on
, the president, barack obama. >> a crowd of about 6,000 democrats gave president obama a big warm welcome. they were thrilled to see him in person. >> i loved it. i thought it was terrific. >> the president started with a nod to the venue. the potomac nationals baseball stadium and the team they are named after. >> i want to congratulate the washington nationals for bringing playoff baseball to d.c. >> then the candidate got down to business. blasting mitt romney again for that remark about 47% of the population being dependent on government. >> i don't see a lot of victims in this crowd today. i see hard work in virginia. >> one thing that got everybody excited was his rebuttal to mitt romney's latest attack. >> my opponent got excited. he stood up in a rally. proudly declared, i'll get the job done from the inside. what kind of inside job is he talking about? >> mr. obama said when he said you can't change washington from the inside, he was talking about the voters who elected the lawmakers to make changes. >> you're the reason a young immigrant who grew up here and pledged alle
likes part of president obama's health care reform. we're going to tell you the key provisions he'd keep around >>> today marked one of the deadliest days in remairaq this year. more than 90eople have been killed across 19 cities, more than 360 wounds. the violence included several shootings and car bombings. iraq's government is blaming al-qaeda in iraq. >>> prince harry has finished his first round of training during his deployment in afghanistan. tomorrow, pribs will start training on the apache helicopter. officials say he didn't want royal treatment during this mission. he'll be in as much danger as any other member of the the military. his first tour was in 2008. up next, mitt romney reveals which part of health care reform he'd actually keep around and he'd actually keep around and chuck's talking about what could anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryla
up tonight with a speech from president obama. he'll officially accept his party's nomination at time warner cable arena in charlotte. the president was supposed to speak at a much larger football stadium, but organizers moved it to the arena because of a threat for bad weather. legates officially renominated president obama for president yesterday. and they'll do the same with vice president joe biden today. the vice president got a quick walk-through about four hours ago at 1:00 a.m., once the delegates left. 'll speak tonight and accept the vice presidential nomination shortly before the president takes the stage. former president bill clinton says he is confident barack obama will win a second term. >> i hate to break it to you, but we're going to keep president obama on the job! >> clinton officially renominated president obama last night. he told delegates that the president has taken steps, the crucial first steps toward an economic recovery, and he is the right man to finish the job. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long, h
needs help. >> lesli. >>> even president obama says it is time for the regular referees to get back on the job. he made the remark today following the questionable call by those replacement refs last night that gave the seattle seahawks the game. bruce johnson sampled some opinion from around town today. >> they need to do something about them. >> i think they are terrible. >> we couldn't find a single fan who agreed with the replacement referees and the nfl that seattle won last night's game with the touchdown reception as time ran out. >> was it an interception or a touchdown? >> it was an interception. >> got these kidergarden guys out here making the calls. >> former redskins defensive end, dexter manley. >> everyone in this country -- you could see the fan bases there. i think it's going to really hurt football. >> very few other people we talk with today said they will stop watching football. you feel for the victims. the players, but you are going to tune in. you are going to slow up to watch to see how it all turns out. >> so yeah, it's not necessarily good publici
. >>> mitt romney and president obama both campaigned in virginia yesterday. >> both men today are getting ready for the first presidential debate. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday both candidates were in another battleground state. >> howis it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower ex
to vote this november. >> president obama saying our challenges can be met as he pushes for a second term in office. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this friday, september 7th, 2012. 5:00 a.m., 72 degrees. and it is a touch cooler, feels like the humidity, you know, kind of went down just a little bit. >> had the windows down coming in this morning. >> look at you. >> that's brave. >> well, today, fairly confident we're going to get into the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. summer's last gasp because this weekend we're going to see fall move in. there you go. >> love it. >> taste of fall this weekend. it's, you know, about time, right? this is the time of year. the average temperature, around mid september is, in fact, upper 70s. right now we've got 72 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. a wind that's calm. humidity at 87% right now. take a look at the satellite and the radar over the last couple of hours. those storms that moved through yesterday. those are way off the coast of north carolina now. we've got just a few clouds ou
of the democratic national convention tonight. president obama will make his kay for re-election this week. v jim vance is in charlotte, north carolina tonight. >> reporter: delegates are on the streets of charlotte enjoying all this city has to offer. tomorrow they get down to the business of making news instead of reacting to it as the governor has been doing for a couple of days. on sunday the governor says americans are not better off than they were four years ago. and today he offered what's called a clarification. >> can you honestly say people are better off today than four years ago? >> no but that's not the question of this election. >> we are better as a country because we are creating jobs rather than losing them. >> reporter: others in maryland today are looking beyond state borders in order to help in this election. tom sherwood has more on that story. >> reporter: everyone knows virginia is a toss up state. maryland says it can help. as a workman hosted the maryland state flag in charlotte, delegates were not just thinking about their state. most agree it's solidly democratic. but n
is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a l
, president obama will get an up close look at the devastation. he will travel to louisiana today to meet with officials. last week he declared federal emergencies in parts of the emergency including the region and mississippi. he wanted to speed up federal aid. janet napolitano and gop presidential candidate mitt romney have also visited the area in the past few days. and even though isaac is long gone, its impact is still being felt for millions across the gulf coast. the storms are responsible for at least seven deaths in the region. hundreds of thousands are still without power, including more than 200,000 in louisiana. on top of all of this damage the army corps of engineers is looking at whether the levees installed after hurricane katrina caused flooding in other areas. >> going to put this system up, which is a good thing. it's a good thing. it stopped the city from flooding. it's a good thing. we're not going to worry about where we're pushing the water. >> it would have reduced flooding in other places. >> well, the corps of engineers said it will run a variety of computer model
the medicare trust fund and exceeded its life up to 2024. >> reporter: off the campaign trail, president obama and challenger mitt romney are prepping for their first debate. in practice sessions, romney will get help from ohio senator rob fortman, who will play the role of the president. president obama will look to massachusetts senator john kerry to stand in for romney. behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say romney has more riding on the debates, as well as more to gain, than the president. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that in effect wins the first debate. >> reporter: wednesday's debate gives both candidates a chance to explain their plans for health care and the economy. drew levinson, cbs news. >> the first of the three presidential debates is wednesday at the university of denver. it will focus on domestic policy. the vice-presidential depates will take place on october 11th . >>> lee boy malvoy has talked to the washington post. he was
'm peggy fox. >>> swing state virginia on the minds of both president obama and mitt romney and today both of them spent the day campaigning there. peggy fox caught up with romney as he spoke to veterans at the american legion in springfield and he began his speech hammering the president for the job losses predicted under sequestration cuts that may come at the end of this year. >> members of the american legion, thank you. >> reporter: governor mitt romney talked up his support of defense spend. he said cutting defense spending -- spending. he said cutting defense spending now should be unthinkable. >> the world is not a safe place. it remains dangerous. >> reporter: governor romney explains to have a strong military, a strong economy is needed. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: governor romney not only says he would stop shrinking the military but would add to the active duty force and one of the biggest cheers came when
installed after hurricane katrina actually caused flooding in other areas. meanwhile, president obama will travel down to louisiana today to tour the storm-ravaged state. the president will meet with local officials and view response and recovery evident for thes. declare federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi, hoping to speed up federal aid to those effected by isaac. janet napolitano visited the area yesterday and mitt romney toured louisiana on friday. >>> this morning democrats are on their way to north carolina for the democratic national convention. so is the republican vice presidential nominee, paul ryan will campaign today in greenville. that's about 250 miles from charlotte where the convention begins tomorrow. vice president joe biden had planned on campaigning in tampa during the start of the gop convention but he canceled those plans though because hurricane isaac was approaching the area. biden is issuing a new warning about mitt romney. he says the republican presidential nominee is ready to go to war in syria and iran. the vice president made that comment yes
obama and mitt romney campaigned in new hampshire and iowa today. romney is selling the new job numbers as proof the president's policies aren't working. he also started a new commercial blits in battleground states today. the president defended his economic record saying the economy was losing jobs by the hundreds of thousands when he took office. he believes the numbers show progress but admits it's slower than he'd like. mitt romney will campaign in virginia tomorrow. today his wife ann romney hosted a vote for mitt rally in leesburg. the goal is to draw more female voters to the gop ticket. while in leesburg mrs. romney sat down for a one-on-one interview. >> i really hope that americans and virginians in particular have a really serious thought and say, you know, this guy is very competent, he's a good person. he's done a lot of the turnarounds in his life. let's give him the keys to this car and see whether he can't get this engine going. >> mrs. romney said she didn't watch the president's speech last night because she needed rest for today's campaign appearance. she did watch ex
ginnis has more. >> reporter: president obama shared a plate of fries with young voters while talking about student loans in south florida. >> what's the average tuition? >> $44,000. around that number. >> reporter: and mitt romney talked medicare in sarasota. >> i hope the people in florida understand this -- he cut medicare by $716 billion. >> reporter: two contrasting images in toll parts of the state -- two parts of the state, each with the same goal. florida's 29 electoral votes. but something president obama said during a candidate's forum on spanish language network drew the most attention. >> you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. that's how i got elected. and that's how the big accomplishments like health care got done. was because we mobilized the american people to speak out. >> reporter: mitt romney was quick to jump on that comment. >> the president today threw in the white flag of surrender again. he said he can't change washington from inside. he can only change it from outside. well, we're going to give him that chance in novemb
shows mitt romney leading president obama nationally. the rasmussen reports survey shows the gop presidential contender ahead of president obama 47 to 44%. and just five days ago, the two were tied in this poll. a similar shift happened in battleground states. rasmussen polled voters in 11 swing states and show romney and president obama are tied. the same poll showed the president leading by four points five days ago. the republican national convention could explain the bump which is pretty typical when the event wraps up. mitt romney plans to take a break from campaigning and prepare for the upcoming presidential debates. he and his vice presidential pick, paul ryan, visited the battleground states of florida and ohio yesterday. ryan went to the ohio state football game against his alma mater, miami university of ohio. they told the crowds that president obama is to blame for those without jobs. romney likened it to football saying if the team is not winning, then it's time to get a new coach. >>> so ryan is facing just a little bit of controversy and it has nothing to do with
any mission president obama orders. the president won't say whether he's even considering military action in libya. he does say that justice will be done. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> the white house says president obama has spoken to the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to continue working with u.s. to make sure diplomats are safe. >>> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans killed with on their way back to the u.s. a must military helicopter left tripoli yesterday with the bodies and arrived in germany before heading to the u.s. other victims who were injured in the attack were also onboard, as were more than two dozen people evacuated from the consulate. these protest over that internet video are continuing today in the middle east. this is just outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. today's demonstrations are much more subdued than tuesday's when protesters scaled the walls of the complex there and destroyed an american fla
many people stay safe. >>> and president obama plans to tour new orleans on monday. today he heads to iowa. one of the many key battleground states this november. his campaign schedule also includes stops in colorado then ohio before coming back to our area. the president will travel to virginia tuesday where he'll speak at norfolk state university. now, aside from the hampton roads region, political experts believe northern virginia will be a driving force behind who carries the commonwealth in the general election. >> northern virginia, a key area for democrats, casts 28% of the vote statewide for the presidential race in the last three presideial elections. democrats have gone from breaking even up here to carrying it last time by 233,000 votes. republicans have to basically put the tourniquet on northern virginia. >>> meanwhile, democrat, prepping for their convention set to begin tuesday. check this out. the dnc released this neat time lapse video of crewing working away on the stage in charlotte. and nbc 4 will bring you complete coverage of the national democratic convention
. >> president obama is fielding criticism for skipping bilateral meetings with world leaders, but making time for an appearance on a daytime talk show. >> they have telephones in the white house. we talked to the president of egypt. he talked to the leader in libya. we don't need a meeting in washington just to confer with leaders. >> right now, most of the world's leaders can be found in new york. i'm stacey cohen reporting. >>> the county's own plan calls for this parkland to be protected. why is it at risk of being paveed over? we'll tell you more when we come back. >>> back now is a health alert about the threat of west nile virus today. the virginia department of health confirmed a second death in northern virginia to this illness. the victim is described as an adult who lived in fairfax county. we don't know a lot more than that. this year, one person died in d.c. three in the state of maryland. >>> development in the form of a four lane road could spell the end of the line for tyson's corner. >>> i'm peggy fox in tyson's corner where the last remaining woods in this area are under t
, president obama hit the road campaigning. he stopped at norfolk state university, called on students there to help him get out the vote. tonight president obama will be back at the white house with his daughters watching the first lady's speech. he says he's going to try not to cry because he gets all misty when his wife speaks. news 4's jim vance joins us live in charlotte. >> hey, vance. >> reporter: hi, wendy. the president is not the only one who is anticipating what the first lady has to say tonight. except we have to assume, don't we, he probably already knows. this convention is about to be gaveled into session. there are all kinds of tightly scripted speakers and videos. these things have been such in the last couple of decades. the hall begins to fill now with a whole lot of people in anticipation of some heavyweights coming up here tonight. former virginia governor and senate candidate tim cain scheduled to speak. so the maryland's kbovrner martin o'malley. an santonio's mare yoi julian castro is the keynote speaker. the one most anticipated first lady michelle obama. yeste
. and the nasdaq hit a 12-year high. >>> both conventions are now over and today both president obama and republican challenger mitt romney are headed to the same battleground state. the president will speak at a museum in port smith and travel to university of iowa. mitt romney will attend tonight and will release a dozen new television commercials today. president obama is hoping he convinced people to vote for him after his speech at the democratic national convention. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> the pot. >> pat: outlined his accomplishments over the last four years. he also acknowledged that it will take much longer to solve challenges that built up over decades. the president said mitt romney's view on foreign policy are out of reach and his strategy would reverse progress. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq, and he won't tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. well, i have and i will. >> pr
. >> i hear you, kim. all right. president obama will travel to louisiana tomorrow. to get a firsthand look at damage caused by hurricane isaac. more than 200,000 people across the state are still without power in the aftermath of that storm. several communities are still under several feet of waltter. army corps of engineers is looking if the upgrade after katrina caused flooding in other areas. before heading to louisiana, the president continued his campaign push in colorado. he spoke to a large crowd of students in boulder today. president obama is on a four-day swing through a series of battleground states. tomorrow, make a quick stop in ohio before moving on to louisiana. as the president continues to campaign his party prepares to nominate him for a second term. the democratic national convention officially begins tuesday in north carolina. there was plenty of action today. news 4s, jim vance, live in sherry lot as delegates arrive. lots of company arriving, vance. >> hi, jim. in fact nearly 6,000 delegates rolling in to charlotte over the next few days. several few thousand are
protection systems. president obama plans to visit on monday. what does isaac mean for your labor day weekend? veronica johnson tracking the conditions. how does it look. >> a potential for showers during the holiday weekend. right here is where most of the rain is through missouri, through illinois, the heaviest rain is here today. still some rains down south and seeing some showers out from that to the east. we'll have that tomorrow scattered mainly light showers in the area tomorrow as a weather front comes into the area. saturday and sunday a better chance of showers and widespread rains on monday on labor day weekend. best location will be at the beach with still dry conditions saturday and sunday and showers on monday. we'll talk about here when you can expect the rain to come in and maybe thunderstorms in a couple minutes. >>> a lost key, stolen car and botched burglary. a story that started outside the maryland live casino and ended with a suspect in handcuffs. shomari stone has the report. >> reporter: that woman drove to maryland live casino to have joy. while she was inside a man w
's on ebay™. >>> president obama had a high profile surrogate on the campaign trail for him today in virginia, julian castro attended a kickoff in alexandria. he was the keynote speaker at the convention in charlotte earlier this week. he talked about why president obama deserves a second term. >> there's no question, it's a close race in virginia. i believe what's going to tip the scales is president obama's commitment to creating opportunity and economic prosperity. what he has done already, 30 straight months of private sector job growth. what he wants to do in the future. >> the president spent the day in the battleground state of florida, where he was joined by that state's former republican governor charlie crist, who's endorsed the president. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney spent the day in virginia as well. he started his morning at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. he talked about yesterday's job numbers report. he also made a stop at the nascar race tonight in richmond. >>> new nonprofit in prince georges county makes its debut. how it's wor
for not carrying medical coverage once president obama's new health care law goes into effect. that's two million more than previously estimated according to congressional analysts. most of them are expected to be middle class americans. the average penalty will be $1200. >>> want your starbucks at home but don't want to make a whole pot of coffee? starbucks is muscling in on the single serve coffee market. the seattle-based company says it will start selling its new single serve brewer online this week. about $199. plans to start selling the machine in stores next month. the patent on the technology expired this month prompting other competitors to jump right in. >> i wonder if that means you don't have to pay five bucks for a cup of coffee. maybe it goes down to four. >>> the debate resumes over the fast and furious operation. that story is coming up. >> plus, today, a major u.s. tourist test nation is day -- destination is debuting a new bus. >> we'll be right back. >>> welcome back. 5:09. your weather first. i think many of you will need a jacket this morning. we're down in the 40s. but somet
, quote, be eliminated. he makes a major address to the u.n. monday and president obama makes one tomorrow. they're both guaranteed to make news. gary nurenberg is here with that. >> reporter: the images of anti- american protests throughout the middle east in the past week have pushed off the front page the continuing tensions with iran. its development with nuclear weapons, israel's threat to strike iran and the tensions caused when the u.s. reminds the world of its allegiance to israel while at the same time telling tel-aviv to slow down. stir it all together and you may have 2012's greatest threat in this nuclear age. she blusters and threatens and raises diplomatic blood pressure every time he comes to new york for a general assembly session. in theory this is his last one. he says israel will be eliminated, too insignificant he says to worry about. >> they have no roots in history. iran is a vast great country that has been as such for thousands of years. again, they do not even enter the equation for iran. >> reporter: but in the equation, the possibility of an israeli strike on its
. >>> for the third day in a row, both president obama and mitt romney were campaigning in the very same state. today it was virginia, and that's one ever the states that will decide who wins in november. speaking of veterans at an american legion post in springfield, they attacked proposed cuts to the defense budgets. >> and the idea of committing our military commitment by a trillion dollars is unthinkable. >> and according to a recent cbs news poll, president obama holds a 4-point advantage over romney. the president meantime spent his morning campaigning in virginia beach and he used romney's tax return to make his pitch to the middle class voters. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody that makes $20 million a year, like him, pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000. [ cheers and applause ] >> don't move. vote. [ cheers and applause ] >> president obama won virginia back in '08, but that state had gone for republican candidates since the previous presidential election. >>> and, of course, there are six more days of campaigning left before president obama and mitt romney
obama's affordable health care act. 10% of the people getting that penalty will be living below the poverty line when they have to pay it. the maximum penalty for not having health care will be $285 per family or 1% of your income whichever is greater. in 2015 it goes up to $975 or 2% and by 2016 it will be nearly $2100 or 2.5% per family. >>> after the controversey this summer, chik-fil-a will reportedly stop donating money to groups which oppose same-sex marriage and other political or social groups. there were boycotts and shows of support as well for the fast food chain. an lgbt group called civil rights agenda says chik-fil-a has agreed to stop donations to any political or social groups through its nonprofit arm which is called the wind shape foundation. >>> time for another your money report. people already are lining up outside of some apple stores to get their hands on the iphone 5. sales begin tomorrow. even if the phone doesn't come out for another two weeks. this morning we have some ideas on saving a few bucks if you absolutely have to have the new iphone. >> report
and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday, both candidates were in another battleground state. >> how is it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know, and there have been difficulties. you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking
candidates are retuing to virginia this morning. >> very popular state this election season. president obama headed to virginia beach. mitt romney is going to be at a veterans event in spring field. wednesday both men made appearances in the other -- one of the other battleground states. this time it was ohio. the latest poll there gives the president a 10-point lead and ohio carries 18 electoral votes. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> the romney campaign released a new one-minute ad trying to dispel the image that he's out of touch with ordinary people. early voting is already under way in two dozen states and it starts today in iowa and ohio it's tomorrow. >>> game on for real. the regular n.f.l. referees will return to the field for tonight's game in baltimore. >> thank goodness. the league reached a contract agreement with the refs two days after face-to-face talks following that disastrous end to monday night football. kristin fisher is live at fed ex field with an explanation on how they pul
when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >>> 18 people arrested at j.f.k. airport. they're accused of stealing 100,000 mini liquor items and other items. most of those arrested were employees for the company. but three people were airport security guards. police say they turned a blind eye to the thefts. the arrests capped off a nine-month investigation dubbed operation last call. the stolen liquor was valued at $750,000. >> in one part of l.a. today, two suspected bank robbers started throwing wads of money out of the car. the crooks eventually got stuck in traffic and police took them into custody but the search continues for two other suspects. >> an undocumented immigrant says he won the lottery. he says
be on the side of president obama. >> pelley: the video was recorded on may 17. it was obtained by the liberal magazine "mother jones." "mother jones" distributed it yesterday along with a press release. later in the tape, governor romney characterized the americans who pay no federal income taxes. >> pelley: his figure was correct, but there is controversy about how he described the 47% as dependent and not taking personal responsibility. the governor responded today and here's jan crawford. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, romney is making it clear he is not backing away from those comments. in fact, he is using them to draw a sharp contrast between his views on government and what he says are the president's. >> this is a message i'm carrying day in and day out and will carry over the coming months, which is this is a decision about the course of america and where we're going to head. >> reporter: in an interview this afternoon on fox news, romney stood his ground, using his remarks about dependence on government to hit the president for high unemployment and growing numbers on food stamps. >
the playoff tickets. >>> so exciting. in the meantime president obama has a timeline to withdraw combat troops from afghanistan by 2014. >> and as of this morning, a significant group of u.s. troops has now left the country. that story coming up. >> plus, it might not be a good day to be driving in california as millions of people will be stopping for a glimpse of this. the shuttle endeavour on its final flight. >>> welcome back, ten after 5:00 on this friday morning. your weather first and another good day ahead. yesterday mid 70s today a little bit warmer and still very very nice. looking at tea planner expecting -- the day planner, expecting sunshine and maybe a couple of passing clouds this afternoon. by lunchtime 75 and winds south at about 5 to 10. 80 at 3:00. evening plans just going to go outside and eat dinner on the cafe maybe the patio? looking good 77 at 6:00. let's go over to monika now with first look at timesaver traffic -- second locatable at timesaver traffic. >>> 95 between baltimore and the beltway here at 495, no problems to report. and then if you're planning to head on 27
talked of his support of defense spending hammering president obama for the job losses predicted under sequestration cuts at the end ofthe year. >> if you keep going around the world, it is still a troubled and dangerous world and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. >> i'm very encouraged by the things i'm hearing from governor romney. as they say, the commander in chief has a responsibility to the military and veterans and he reflects that as well. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented springfield 30 years in the virginia house of delegates. >> it's president obama that's done more for veterans than practically any other president. he extended the services to spouses as well as to veteran himself and that's extremely important. >> i need your help. we've got to win in virginia. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news now. >> the importance of the old dominion in the presidential race cannot be overstated. president obama also in virginia today, the commander in chief talking to supporters
. >>> with decision 2012's tickets set, the candidate are back on the campaign trail this morning. president obama is taking a bus tour through florida this weekend. he'll start in st. petersburg before traveling to kissimmee later today. he will also make stops in melbourne and west palm beach tomorrow before heading back to the white house. meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney will be in our backyard again today. he plans to hold a rally this afternoon at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. then tonight, he will make a pit stop in richmond. that's where he will help start tonight's federated auto parts 400 nascar race at the richmond international raceway. his wife ann just made a stop in virginia yesterday to speak to women in leesburg. mitt romney will be on "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good news for a member of congress this morning. jesse jackson jr. will soon return to work after being treated for bipolar disorder. jackson left the district in june after collapsing at his home here. his doctors revealed he went to the mayo clinic in minnesota for treatment. one
. >>> new at 11:00, this image of president obama as a cave man causing some controversy. it was posted on the mecklenburg county republican committee facebook page wailing some other pictures of the president that weren't too flattering. the head of the party isn't amused, and neither is george allen. he attended a luncheon and learned about the pictures afterwards and his spokesperson tells us, quote, george allen strongly condemns such imagery. regardless of its source this has noplace in our politics. we did reach out to his opponent, tim kaine. his office released this statement. this harsh rhetoric are exactly the kind of divisiveness we don't need. we checked a short time ago and that facebook page has been taken down. >>> the race for the white house was clearly focused on ohio today. both president obama and republican nominee mitt romney made stops in the critical battleground state today. more than 5,000 supporters welcomed the president to bowling green state university. he told the crowd there four more years of his administration would be good for the middle class. >> the
in virginia where a brand new poll of likely voters shows president obama leads romney by four points. he's also up six points in wisconsin and one point in colorado. the president and romney will meet in colorado will meet in two weeks. debate number one. >>> nearly six million americans will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once the health care law goes into effect. that is 2 million people than previously estimated. most of them are expected to be middle class americans and the average penalty will be $1,200 a year. >>> okay. a real nail biter tonight at national's park. >> we heard all kinds of screams in the newsroom. >> oh, yes. >> the nats tried to make a come back and the fans at the stadium were out on the edge of their seats because late in the game we thought the nats were going to win a playoff spot. it's been since 1933 since they pulled that off. but sadly they koent pull it off tonight -- couldn't pull it off tonight. ken molestina is out at the park and what a game. >> reporter: yes, what a game. let's continue with the little history list son you're ta
americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> welcome back. 6:22. your weather first. showers across the bay pulling away. we'll get into a decent portion of the day before some rain may return later. here's a look outside quickly on the michael & son weather camera. breaks in the cloud cover looking east. mid 70s by noon with a chance for some showers and storms late. highs around 80. >>> this could be the weekend. the nationals win their first division title since
to reach a deal with its regular refs and dump their replacements. even president obama weighed in saying the replacement guys need to go. congressman paul ryan said the same thing. get this. an eye care center in wisconsin is offering free lasix for the referees involved in that controversial call. the doctor says there the ref's eyesight is so bad, they could be a danger so society. i know the real refs will say we're never wrong. of course we're never going to complain about them. >>> getting testy with the replacement refs cost redskins coach kyle shanahan $25,000. he got into it at the end of sunday's loss to the bengals and he was hit with an unsportsman like conduct penalty. shanahan admits delose his composure. >>> the nationals' lead in the nl east is down to four games. the braves won last night clinching a playoff spot. the nats begin a three-game series with the phillies last night. d.c. already trailed 2-1 with two on in the 3rd. carlos took ross detwiler deep to left. not having a good stretch lately. nats lose 6-3. keep the faith. >>> or comes tale -- orioles taking on the
back home. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton attended a ceremony for slain ambassador chris stevens and his three colleagues at the joint base andrews yesterday. they were killed when armed protesters mobbed the u.s. consulate in benghazi tuesday the anniversary of september 11. the president vowed to find those responsible. >> we will bring to justice those who took them from us. even in our brigrief, we will b resolute, for we are americans and we hold our head high. >> the president also met privately with family members of the four men. >>> new this morning a man is fighting for his life after a double shooting in southeast. this happened a little after 2:00 this morning on the 1200 block of 12th street not far from navy yard. police say they arrived to find two men shot, one in the head. the other man was still alert and his injuries are not considered life threatening but both have been taken to a nearby hospital. so far no arrests have been made. d.c. police are offering a thousand dollars reward for information on a sexual assault that happened near
shoulder to shoulder. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama participated in a moment of silence. late aert the pentagon, he offered hope following a ceremony remembering those killed when a hijacked plane targeted the building. >> no single event can ever change who we are. >> reporter: those same themes of courage rang out near shanksville, pennsylvania, where passengers fought to keep a plane from crashing the capitol. >> we've not forgotten the heroism of your husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mother, fathers. >> reporter: so many fighting for a country they believed in. despite the pain, there are isle signs of healing. this new world trade tower i'm standing in which should be complete in just over a year is a sign to many the city is beginning to move on. danielle leigh. now back to you. >> u.s. troops in kabul, afghanistan, marked the anniversary of the terror attacks at several memorial services. in october of 2001, the u.s. and allies invaded afghanistan. the goal was to oust the taliban regime for sheltering al qaeda leaders who planned the 9/11 attacks. military leade
an effigy of president obama in the streets of another city. they call the film blasphemous. meantime one of the actors is suing the film maker for fraud saying she was tricked. >> what was your understanding about what the film was about? >> when i was originally asked about the film, the name of the film was desert warriors and it was supposed to be based on how things were two thousand years ago. muslims or mohammed was never mentioned. >> garcia says she's been getting death threats. a judge denies her request to take down the film. >>> the space shuttle endeavour is almost to its final home. it landed at the air force base this afternoon. if the weather cooperates tomorrow, it will be flown over sacramento, san francisco an and other landmarks before touching down at lax. it will be moved to a science center will it will stray on display. >>> tomorrow iphone 5 hits stores. will you be waiting in line? people have been camping outside stores all week long. within the first 24 hours, it was available for preorder. 2 million were sold. it's the thinnest smart phone yet. >>> well, still
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